posted on May 1st, 2012 ·
Together with my wife, we had this very interesting discussion with few of our friends. We are talking about family planning and birth control pills were the center of focus. While men have not much against the pills, our women were talking about its side effect, particularly on the weight gain. I spent an hour on the net looking for a conclusive answer – whether is it normal to gain weight when a woman is taking birth control pills.
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posted on April 26th, 2012 ·
When I was staying in hostel during university days, I was very upset every time I found my prepacked breakfast or lunch missing from the fridge. Initially, I thought people probably have token it mistakenly. So, I wrote my name on it and tried hiding them at the far end of the refrigerator. Still, my food got missing and I was sure it was intended. It did not happen once, but pretty often till I gave up in storing them in the fridge.
When I was browsing the net just now, I found out this special made sandwich bag. It has green splotches printed on both sides. They look like mold grown on the expired bread. No worry, they are not the real mold. They look pretty gross but they may be the answer to the stolen lunch problem. (more…)
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posted on April 22nd, 2012 ·
When you look at a person, it is the eyes that normally catch the attention. If you have dark circles under eyes, they tend to make you look old and tired. Given a choice, we do not want those panda look alike eyes. So, it is important to learn about the causes of these infamous dark circles and how to get rid of them.
Skin around the eyelids, both upper and lower eyelids, is actually the thinnest skin on your body. It is about 0.5 mm thick compared with 2mm in other area. Since it is very thin, it is highly susceptible to darkening and puffiness. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of skin, it produces a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin, the darker the circles appear. Bags under the eyes are formed by fatty tissue and fluid. Some people have them at early age. Shadows from overhead lighting may cause the appearance of circles.
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posted on April 18th, 2012 ·
It is indeed not easy to work out the outer thighs effectively. When you move your leg straight to the side, your other thigh muscles, abductor muscles, are actually working. Seated Thigh Abductor machine is one option for you to work on these muscles.
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posted on April 12th, 2012 ·
If you fall into group of people who are often involved in outdoor sports during day time, you may consider wearing a good pair of sunglasses. They protect your eyes from the damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage your eye’s surface and its internal structure, results in cataracts. Cataract is a clouding of the natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear images. It is even more important for people who live at high elevation or near the equator (my country being one) to wear sunglasses whenever out there for long period of time.
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posted on April 7th, 2012 ·
Recently I was discussing with my friends about what cooking oil is the best. Some said sunflower oil and corn oil, some said virgin coconut oil and some even said butter and margarine. Each has its supporter. None is wrong, depending on hat criteria you classify the oil. For me, I look at the “good fats” and “bad fats” which are based on its ability to raise or lower the total and LDL (bad) cholesterol. (For newbie, to find out what exactly is cholesterol, check this out – What Is Cholesterol?)
Here is a simplified version on the explanation of bad and good fats: (more…)
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